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Teenage parenthood typically results in poor outcomes for mother and baby.1 ,2 Children of teenage mothers are more likely to become teenage parents themselves, thus perpetuating the cycle of disadvantage. Evidence from the Family Nurse Partnerships suggests these outcomes could be ameliorated by positive practitioner–mother relationships.2 Practitioners who work with young parents during pregnancy and after birth are in a key position to support them to better manage their lives and health. If healthcare professionals lack the necessary skills to engage young parents effectively, they miss an opportunity to break …
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